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12 October 2018

Signalling Record Society - 50 Years

FARSAP logo Holywood

Network Rail's last set of wheel operated manual crossing gates in Scotland.

The geographic location of the crossing can be seen on a current OS Map. The map will place this location at the centre of the map panel, roll the mouse over the icon(s) to reveal what they represent. Increase the scale using the scale selector on the left to separate closely positioned icons.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: Nick Jones & Matthew Morgan
Filmed 0n: 8 October 2014
Narrator: Richard Pulleyn
Mobile Operations Manager: Alastair Clarke
Signaller: Laurie Young
Video Editors: Nick Jones & George Duncan

Copyright © of the FARSAP videos belongs to the Friends of the National Railway Museum.
The material may be freely used except for sale or advertising purposes.

Key Chronology

1849 Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway opened with a station at Killylung.
1850 Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway became part of the Glasgow South Western Railway.
Killylung station renamed Holywood.
1878 Holywood Signal Box opened.
c1920 Holywood Signal Box replaced.
1949 Holywood Station closed.


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